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Jermaine Cunningham back at Patriots' practice

Posted by Mike Whitmer, Globe Staff  December 26, 2012 03:32 PM

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FOXBOROUGH -- Defensive end Jermaine Cunningham returned to Patriots' practice on Wednesday, since his four-game suspension handed down by the NFL for violating its performance-enhancing substance policy expired with Sunday's game at Jacksonville.

Cunningham was suspended on Nov. 26, becoming the second Patriots player this year to violate the league's policy. Brandon Bolden returned for the Dec. 10 game with the Texans.

With Cunningham's return, Wednesday's walk-through -- at least the brief period made accessible to the media -- featured a full house. No pads or helmets were being worn, but every player was spotted and accounted for inside the practice bubble.

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